If you’re looking to try something just a little bit different for Sunday brunch, head to Adalya just above Union Square, where chef Derek Miles has created a Mediterranean-inspired brunch that includes a traditional Turkish breakfast for two of hard boiled eggs, Jerusalem salad, bagels, Manchego cheese, and more; grilled trevisiano—poached eggs in spicy tomato sauce; and hanger steak and eggs made with pickled guindilla pepper that will absolutely blow your mind. When it comes to sides, don’t miss out on the fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, and saffron-tomato coulis.
Additionally, all of his dishes are made without butter, and he uses locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. The menu is now available every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The restaurant’s interior is also relaxing; the front is airy and receives quite a bit of natural light for an “underground” space (ok, it’s down a set of three steps), and in back, you’ll sit amidst modern art and elegant chandeliers while dining to a soundtrack of alternative artists like Iron & Wine and Bon Iver.
Be sure to order an iced coffee—it’s tops—and complete the meal with a taste of something sweet, like the cake-like rosemary olive oil loaf with pistachio gelato.